Simon Guy Fässler

Simon Guy Fässler

Simon Guy Fässler (Vize-Präsident)
Kleinalbis 105
8045 Zürich

 +41 78 676 4191

Simon Guy Fässler was born 1977 in Zurich. He was educated at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology as a chemical laboratory technician from '94 to '96. Then he was employed at the Center of Biotechnology, ETH Lausanne and Institute for Forensic Medicine, University of Zurich between '97 and '99. From 2000 to '06 he studied Visual Communication, in the departement of motion picture at the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg and was attending the classes of Wim Wenders, Fatih Akin, Gerd Roscher and Rüdiger Neumann among others.

Since 2007 he is working as a freelance Cinematographer on Swiss and international productions mainly for feature fiction and documentary movies, commercials, music videos and art projects. He lives with his wife and two children based in Zurich, Switzerland.

In 2013, he co-founded with fellow filmmakers the Zurich based production company 8HORSES. Simon Guy Fässler is a member of the EFA European Film Academy, Swiss Film Academy and the Swiss Cinematographers Society SCS.


Shooting experiences abroad:
Europe, USA, South Africa, Iran, Mongolia, Jamaica, China, Russia, Egypt, UAE

Language skills:
German, English, French, Italian (basics)

Directing & Writing (selection)
  • 2015-2017: RUÄCH; Writer & Co-Producer, documentary, 90min, CH/D/FR/AT/IT
  • 2011: ONKEL ALBIN; documentary, 62min, CH/D,Solothurn Film Festival 2011, theatrical release in diverse cinemas in Zurich, Lucerne, Einsiedeln, TV broadcasted in SRF 1 (CH-Filmszene) and SRF HD
  • 2009: DIE WUNDERSAME WELT DES LUO PING; documentary, 25min, CH/China documentary for Museum Rietberg, Zurich
Cinematography (selection)
  • 2017: PASSION; together with Pio Corradi, Dir: Christian Labhart; cinema doc; in prod.; 90min; EU, JP, S-America, middle east
  • 2016/17: IL MANGIATORE DI PIETRE; dir: Nicola Bellucci, feature - fiction, 100min, IT/CH
  • 2015: LOOKING LIKE MY MOTHER; dir: Dominique Margot; cinema doc; 90min; CH
  • 2014/15: CHRISTIAN SCHOCHER – FILMEMACHER; dir: A. Müller, M. Bächtiger; Cinema Doc; 90min
  • 2014: HEIMATLAND; director: various; Feature, 90min, CH
  • 2013/14: ALOYS; director: T. Nölle, feature - fiction, 90min, CH
  • 2013: GROZNY BLUES; director: Nicola Bellucci, Cinema Doc, 90min, RU/CH
  • 2012/13: DAS DUNKLE GEN; director: G. Schick & M. Jakobs, Cinema Doc, 90min, EUR
  • 2012: ALS DIE SONNE VOM HIMMEL FIEL; additional camera, D: A Domenig, Cine Doc, CH/J
  • 2011-14: ANDERMATT – GLOBAL VILLAGE; director: Leonidas Bieri, Cine Doc, CH
  • 2011-17: CHRIS THE SWISS (AT); director: Anja Kofmel, cinema doc, in prod., CH, ES, HR, EE, IL
  • 2017: Swiss Filmprice QUARTZ "Best Camera" for ALOYS, dir. by Tobias Nölle
  • 2016: Nomination "Cinematographer's Debut Competition" for ALOYS, Camerimage, Bydgoszcz, Polen
  • 2016: First Price "Directors Debuts Competition", for Tobias Nölle - ALOYS, Camerimage, Bydgoszcz, Polen
  • 2007: Mencion Especial a la Mejor Fotografia, for „WEEKEND“, directed by Christian Straub, VI Festival Internacional del Cine Pobre, Gibara, Cuba
  • 2005: Best Camera work for „DIE BURG“, directed by Simon Jaquemet, Upcoming Filmmakers Festival, Lucerne